Category: Summer Programs Bonsai Art and Fairy Gardens (Ages 9-14)

July 13, 2020 July 16, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Contemporary vs. Classics - Literature Showdown

"New is always better" vs. "An oldie but a goodie" - Students will read and analyze paired texts to see how literary styles have changed over the decades. We will use short stories, novel excerpts, and two novels* to explore the idea that the best literature can only be found in one category or the other - the new-new or the classic cannon. Students will be taught strategies for tracking their thoughts while reading, and each will have the opportunity to deepen their reading repertoire during this summer course. *A variety of paired texts will be used to allow for student choice among genres and lengths.

There are two options for this course;

Credit ($1,250):

  • Four Monday-Thursday sessions spread throughout summer
  • Online coursework between sessions
  • Worth 0.5 high school credits

Not for Credit ($1,000):

  • Four Monday-Thursday sessions spread throughout summer
  • Does not earn high school credits


Session 1: 6/15/20 - 6/18/20, 1:00-3:30

Session 2: 7/13/20 - 7/16/29, 1:00-3:30

Session 3: 7/20/20 - 7/23/20, 1:00-3:30

Session 4: 8/10/20 - 8/12/20, 1:00-3:30


To register for this course, please use the Session 1 link, 6/15/20-6/18/20

Arete Academy
4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
United States

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